"Somewhere Along The Line" as written by and Billy Joel....
Well, it's a rainy night in Paris,
And I'm sitting by the Seine,
It's a pleasure to be soaking in the European rain,
Now my belly's full of fancy food and wine
Oh but in the morning there'll be hell to pay
Somewhere along the line
In the morning there'll be hell hell to pay
Somewhere along the line

Sweet Virginia cigarette burin' in my hand
Well you used to be a friend of mine but now I understand
You've been eating up inside me for some time
Oh and I know you're gonna get me
Somewhere along the line
Well I know you're gonna get me
Somewhere along the line
Somewhere along the line
Well I know it's just a matter of time
Well the fun falls through and the rent comes due
Somewhere along the line

Well you know I love my woman,
And I would not let her down,
And I did my share of lovin' when I used to get around
Now I'm satisfied,
And she is lookin' fine
Oh but you pay for your satisfaction
Somewhere along the line
But you pay for your satisfaction
Somewhere along the line

Hey it's good to be a young man
And to live the way you please
Yes a young man is the king of ev'ry kingdom that he sees
But there's an old and feeble man not far behind
Oh that surely will catch up to him
Somewhere along the line
That surely will catch up to him
Somewhere along the line


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    General CommentWonderfully clear lyric: feel invincible when you're young but the consequences of fun and excess will have an effect when you're older.

    Each verse covers this on a different subject:

    (1) Lavish eating and drinking
    (2) Smoking
    (3) Promiscuity
    (4) Old age

    It's yet another example of Joel's fabulously clear lyrics. States his point then makes his point.
    TonyM101on January 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means that Somewhere along the line things will catch up with you. The song is pretty self- explanitory.
    pianodudeon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"But you pay for your satisfaction
    Somewhere along the line"

    what goes around comes around!
    I think this song is probably pretty autobiographical for Billy Joel
    deltabeanon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"You've been eating up inside me for some time
    Oh and I know you're gonna get me
    Somewhere along the line"

    One of my most favorite lines in all of his songs. I think this is specifically about how he likes a girl and how it will get to a point where he will just have to tell her.
    UPTHEIRONS123on March 01, 2010   Link

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